“Where metro meets the mountains.” Moving at a big-city pace, Canton still embodies small town charm. An area once home to the Cherokee, the stories are preserved through the arts, festivals and the Funk Heritage Center, Georgia’s Official Frontier and Southeastern Indian Interpretive Center in nearby Waleska. Canton is a great place to stay while exploring sites and attractions including Cagle’s Dairy, hiking and biking trails at Reinhardt College, and a 10-acre Wild West Town with more than 100 inhabitants - all of them miniature farm animals! The Canton Theater and Cherokee County Arts Center feature entertaining performances throughout the year.
Woodstock holds a world of Southern charm with historic ambiance with a strong sense of community. Its vibrant downtown, In the historic setting of downtown, you will find more than 30 unique locally owned shops and many great deals.Unique dining experiences await you in Downtown Woodstock where you can find a great selection of locally owned restaurants.Woodstock is home to the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, which is Georgia's newest premium outlet mall. Woodstock's proximity to 12,000-acre Lake Allatoona assures ample opportunity for boating, swimming, fishing.
Ball Ground is a growing community of nearly 2,000 residents located in Cherokee County, Georgia — just north of metro Atlanta.Cherokee County has been listed as one of the fastest growing counties in the country, and Ball Ground contributes to that statistic with a steady influx of new businesses, jobs and residents.Quaint shops and eateries, a mix of residential options, and the beautiful scenery of the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains — it’s a fun place to visit and a great place to live!
Located just north of Atlanta in the heart of Cherokee County, Holly Springs is a city of friendly neighborhoods, thriving businesses, and wonderful early 20th century homes and commercial buildings. The city incorporated in 1906 and quickly began building up around a busy train depot established by the L&N Railroad. In the late 1990s, the city painstakingly restored the depot, now the Holly Springs Community Center, and it serves as a source of immense civic pride for local residents.
The town was named after Warluskee, the daughter of an Indian Chief who lived in the area. When Warluskee was moved to the West along with her people, her friends, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W. Reinhardt, named their settlement in her honor.
Industry in Waleska in the past included grist mills, lumbering, tobacco manufacturing and some mineral development.
The “chief industry” of the town, however, has always been Reinhardt College, and Waleska has come to be regarded as a college town.